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Name A Rhino

White Rhino at the Maryland Zoo
Posted at 12:49 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 17:17:09-04

BALTIMORE, MD — You have the chance to create something that will last decades.

All you have to think of is a name.

The Maryland Zoo is letting you pick the name of one of their two new southern white rhinos.

But they're doing it as a raffle.

Each ticket costs 100 dollars, with the winner getting to pick the rhino’s name as well as getting a private barn tour where they will get to meet the rhino they are naming.

The money helps cover the zoo’s operating expenses for the rhinos.

Those include:

  • Food: $36/day
  • Enrichment: $150-700+/item
  • Animal care team: $170-250/day
  • Medical exams: $500+/year

As for raffle rules, the zoo said they reserve the right to veto any name picked.

The contest runs until June 2.

To enter, click here.